UPDATE: Man whose body was discovered at side of road named

Gardai are conducting a forensic examination at the scene
Gardai are conducting a forensic examination at the scene

Gardai have confirmed that that the man whose body was found at the side of a Dublin road early yesterday morning was 37-year-old Andrew Guerrine.

Guerrine, who lived at an address in Crumlin, was found with visible injuries at the side of a road at Steelstown Lane in Rathcoole in Co. Dublin.

The alarm was raised by a member of the public who called the gardai to alert them.

Post-mortem findings have been given to the gardai now but they won’t be making them public for ‘operational reasons’.

However, they confirmed that he died in violent circumstances ­– and initial reports from the scene suggest he suffered multiple stab wounds.

Andrew Guerrine was related to Darren Guerrine (21) who was shot dead in February 2008 by a south Dublin drugs gang, posing at the time as 'dissident' republicans and terming themselves the 'Real' IRA.

It is believed Mr Guerrine may have been murdered by members of a drug gang. It was thought he may have owed a debt to members of one of the south city drug gangs who also have members living in the west County Dublin and Kildare area.

Gardai are appealing for help from the public – particularly anyone who may have travelled along the Steelstown Lane area in the early hours of Saturday morning (between 12 midnight and 3am), which is the same stretch of road that baby ‘Maria’ was discovered at earlier this month.

However, no link is suspected between the two events.

Anyone with information should contact Clondalkin Garda Station on (01) 666-7600, The Garda Confidential Telephone Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.